The south of Brazil: Our top 5 highlights

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The south of Brazil is considered to be better developed than the northwest, for example, and already has a far better infrastructure. Many of the cities have a European flair and one forgets that one is in South America. In addition to the numerous cities, there are also beautiful beaches in the south and, above all, the famous Iguazú waterfalls. Our local experts tell you which highlights you shouldn't miss in the south.


Overview of the beach in Florianapolis

Overview of the beach in Florianapolis

The city of Florianopolis is divided into two halves, the larger part being on an island. Here you will find everything from beautiful beaches to a colorful nightlife and a diverse rainforest. No wonder that the city is not only popular with Brazilians and attracts more and more tourists. Besides relaxing on the beach, many activities await you: surfing, sandboarding, hiking, windsurfing and kitesurfing. So it is guaranteed not to be boring here!


  • Surf your first perfect wave
  • Relax on one of the 40 sandy beaches of the island
  • Hike through the rainforest
  • Experience the colorful nightlife

Iguazú Waterfalls

Rainbow at the IguazĂș Falls

Rainbow at the Iguazú Falls

What would be the south without the famous Iguzú waterfalls?. The thundering sound of the water falling up to 80 meters into the depths over an area of 2.7 kilometers with 20 large and 255 smaller waterfalls is a true experience. And not only the waterfalls themselves, also the surrounding area should not be missed, because around the waterfalls is a beautiful rainforest with a breathtaking flora& Fauna.


  • Enjoy the unique panorama of the waterfalls
  • Let the power of the water work on you
  • Discover the beautiful rainforest around the waterfalls

Aparados da Serra

Waterfall in Aparados Serra

Waterfall in Aparados Serra

Another natural experience of the south is the Apardos de Serra mountains, between Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. The "Grand Canyon" of Brazil convinces instead of red earth with green and impressive canyons. The highlights of the national park:

Cânion do Itaimbezinho

This is a 5.8 km long and 600 m deep canyon with a multitude of waterfalls.

See a variety of wildlife in the national park – from howler monkeys to opossums to maned wolves.

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